The Mighty Brahmaputra River is one of the longest river in India, flows through the Assam Valley and emptying into the Bay of Bengal. Brahmaputra river is known as life line of Assam state and separate the north east states with rest of India, There are 6 rail and road bridges have been constructed over the Brahmaputra in Assam and four new bridges are proposed.
Dhola Sadiya Bridge or Bhupen Hazarika Bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra River ( Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River) is the longest bridge in India and become operational in 2017. The 9.15 kilometres long road bridge connect the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s longest road bridge over Brahmaputra river on 26 May 2017.
There is an under construction Kacchi Dargah–Bidupur Bridge over the river Ganges in Bihar, expected to become the longest bridge in India upon its completion in 2020.
Bogibeel Bridge across the Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh is be the longest road and rail bridge in India. The 4.94 kilometres long road cum rail bridge will connect Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district of Assam.
This is also Asia’s 2nd longest rail-cum-road bridge, longest combined rail and road bridge in India and second longest bridge in Assam after Bhupen Hazarika Setu
Saraighat Bridge in Guwahati is the first rail cum road bridge over mighty Brahmaputra river in Assam. The Saraighat Bridge over the river Brahmaputra links North East region with the rest of the country.
Kolia Bhomora Setu is a 3.15km long road bridge over the Brahmaputra river near Tezpur, connecting Sonitpur with Nagaon. The bridge is one of the most important link between the North Eastern states and rest of India.
Naranarayan Setu is another important road cum rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam, connects Jogighopa with Pancharatna. The 2.284 kilometres long double deck bridge is listed as one of the most impressive rail cum road bridges of India.
The 1.49 km long new Saraighat Bridge over the Brahmaputra river near old Saraighat rail cum road Bridge was inaugurated in year 2017. This is the second bridge on Brahmaputra river at Saraighat, inaugurated by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.Image – financialexpress